Reflecting On Sept. 11, 2001
- Hide captionThe "Tribute in Light" illuminates the sky in New York on the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images
- Hide captionPresident Obama speaks at "A Concert for Hope" at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. on Sunday.Charles Dharapak/AP
- Hide captionPeople listen during a memorial service at the Pentagon in Arlington, Va.Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images
- Hide captionMichael Lehrman, Executive Managing Director of Cantor Fitzgerld and Co., bows his head at the names of some of the over 600 employees from Cantor Fitzgerald who lost their lives in the Sept. 11 attacks, at the 9/11 memorial in New York City.Carolyn Cole/AP
- Hide captionSan Diego City firefighter William McLaughlin pauses as he looks at a memorial for the 343 New York firefighters who died during the Sept. 11 attacks, on Sunday in New York City.Justin Sullivan/Getty Images
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- Hide captionPresident Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama attend a commemoration ceremony at the Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville, Pa.Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images
- Hide captionDaniel Jones, who lost his brother, Christopher Carstenjen, in the Sept. 11 attacks, stands at the 9/11 Memorial in New York City.Carolyn Cole-Pool/Getty Images
- Hide captionAugust Larsen, 9, makes a rubbing of his father's name from panels bearing the names of Sept. 11 victims at the 9/11 Memorial.Aaron Showalter/Pool/Getty Images
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- Hide captionPresident Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama hug people during ceremonies at the 9/11 Memorial.David Handschuh/Pool/Getty Images
- Hide captionFormer New York City Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani (left) speaks with his wife, Judith Nathan, at his side in New York City.Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images
- Hide captionU.S. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama with former President George W. Bush and his wife, Laura Bush, at the 9/11 Memorial.Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images
- Hide captionNia Evans, who lost a friend at the World Trade Center, observes a moment of silence in New York City.Spencer Platt/Getty Images
- Hide captionU.S. soldiers pray at an anniversary ceremony at Bagram Air Field in Afghanistan.John Moore/Getty Images
- Hide captionPeople observe a moment of silence during a ceremony at the Pentagon in Arlington, Va.Win McNamee/Getty Images
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- Hide captionRobert Peraza, who lost his son Robert David Peraza, pauses at his son's name at the 9/11 Memorial.Justin Lane/Pool/Getty Images
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Around the nation today, the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks was marked with prayers, solemn ceremonies, vows to remember the nearly 3,000 victims and pledges to never let terrorists fundamentally change the American way of life.
Robert Peraza's moment of prayer is one of the most-viewed images from the 10th anniversary.
September 12, 2011 Author Christine Naman recounts the birth of her son on September 11th, 2001 as the final installment of Tell Me More's essay series "Where Were You?" In two books, she chronicles the optimism she wishes for her child and documents stories of 49 others born that day.
September 11, 2011 On the forefront of Sept. 11th's legacy, U.S. service members commemorated the 10th anniversary of the day in Afghanistan.
September 11, 2011 William Langewiesche's three-part series on the recovery effort at ground zero, "American Ground: Unbuilding The World Trade Center," was the longest piece of original reporting ever published by the Atlantic Monthly. Ten years later, he warns against wallowing in the events of that day.
September 11, 2011 A ceremony across the river in New Jersey honored the almost 1,000 dogs who served during Sept. 11.
September 11, 2011 Solemn scenes from the Sept. 11 memorials in New York, Pennsylvania and at the Pentagon.
September 11, 2011 Designed as both a park and a place of remembrance, families of the victims are already using the new memorial for both purposes.